Ex-Caroni cane farmer wins $.3m from State

For­mer pri­vate sug­ar cane farm­ers are ap­peal­ing to Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley and Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Camille Robin­son-Reg­is to let good sense pre­vail and pay them what they are owed.

The call was made dur­ing a press con­fer­ence in Port-of-Spain on Mon­day af­ter one farmer's suc­cess in the High Court.

For­mer pri­vate cane farmer Dipc­hand Lal re­ceived a cheque for over $300,000, af­ter he chal­lenged the state for his por­tion of mon­ey which they were owed fol­low­ing the clo­sure of Ca­roni 1975 Ltd in 2007.

'Caroni', the movie premieres at international film festival

The man who connected Trinidad's pineapple farms to Sesame Street is making another big connection.

Film-maker Ian Harnarine premiered a short film at an international film festival last week, that not only features local aspects of this country's culture but also one of our national birds.

The movie "Caroni" will soon make its way to local theaters at the T&T Film Festival.

Reporter Ria Rambally tells us more.

Problem at Caroni plant causing distribution problems nationwide

An issue with the filter system at the Caroni Water Treatment Plant is responsible for the disruption in water supply being experienced in several areas across the country.

WASA says this situation has resulted in reduced production at the plant from the normal 75 million gallons per day to approximately 60 million gallons per day.